MercyMe American Christian rock band will perform at the Spokane County Interstate Fair. Today, 7 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St, Spokane Valley. $15-$25, does not include fair admission. (509) 325-SEAT.
Live Music at Huckleberry’s Tommy G. Saturday, 7-9 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. Free. (509) 624-1349.
Saturday Morning Jams Music from classical guitarist Paul Abner and visual art by Kid.K. Saturday, 10-11 a.m., Indaba Coffee, 1425 W. Broadway Ave. Free. (509) 443-3566.
Zac Brown Band Country music. Saturday, 7 p.m., Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George. $53.35-$89.20. (800) 745-3000.
Music at the Market Rocket Market hosts the final month of the outdoor concert series: Saturday, Ron Greene will play at the Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance Benefit; Sept. 21, Lyle Morse; Sept. 28, Angela Marie. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.
Sunday Concerts on the Cliff This week: Nobody Famous. All outdoor concerts begin at 4:30 p.m. All seating is general admission – portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Local food vendors with delectable food choices available for purchase. Reservations taken in advance for table seating. No outside alcohol allowed. Pets are not allowed on the premises. Age 21 and older. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. General: $5/concert, additional $50/table for eight or $60/table for 10. (509) 927-9463.
Richard Strauch Faculty Trombone Recital Sunday, 3 p.m., Whitworth University, Music Building Recital Hall, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. (509) 777-3290.
Orion Weiss Piano Master Class Open to the public. Monday, 3:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.
Tuesday Night Music Series This week: Will Fontaine. Shows are 5-6:30 p.m. Moscow Food Co-Op, Deli, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.
Auditorium Chamber Music Series The 2013-14 Season opens with Ariel String Quartet with pianist Orion Weiss. Tickets available at BookPeople in Moscow. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $20/general; $17/seniors; $10/students. (208) 885-7557.
Thursday Concerts on the Patio Immerse yourself in the sounds of local musicians, the visuals of regional artists and the flavors of Arbor Crest wines. Every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This week: Bill Bozley with metal art by Joan Schilling. All seating is general admission – portable lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged. Local food vendors with food choices available for purchase. No outside alcohol allowed through the gate. Pets are not allowed on the premises. Age 21 and older. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Tasting Room patio, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. Free; table seats guaranteed for $20/table of four; $40/table of eight. (509) 927-9463.
Ray Wylie Hubbard A three-time Americana Music Award nominee, Hubbard is best known for co-writing the seminal classic “Up Against The Wall, Red Neck Mother” made popular by Jerry Jeff Walker. KXLY Kris Crocker will be on hand accepting coats for the Coats 4 Kids Drive. Thursday, 7 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $20/advance; $25/door. (509) 795-2030.
UI Faculty Chamber Music Series Thursday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. $5/adults; $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.
Salsa Fridays For ages 18 and older, with or without a partner. Today, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Satori, 122 S. Monroe St. $5. (360) 550-5106.
Ice Cream Social and Dancing Square dancing and ice cream. Today, 8 p.m., Western Dance Center, 1901 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 979-2607.
Belly Dance Hafla All dancers are invited to watch and perform. Saturday, 6 p.m., Red Lantern Room, 1406 W. Third Ave. Free.
Dance Music by the Country Jammers. Refreshments will be served. Admission is by donation. Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m., Tri Community Grange, one block north of Trent Avenue on Starr Road. (509) 926-3803.
“Before It Is In Theaters” Improvised comedy Friday nights at 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general; $7/students, military, seniors. (509) 747-7045.
Bada Bing! Comedy Series Headliners are Jebb Fink, Duane Goad and Ken Habib. Today, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Safari” Shows feature short-form improv games based on your suggestions. For information or reservations, call (509) 747-7045 or visit www.bluedoortheatre.com. Tickets can also be purchased night of show. Saturday nights at 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7.
Goodtymes Comedy Sunday nights at 9 p.m., Goodtymes Bar and Grill, 9214 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 928-1070.
“Rigoletto” Opera Coeur d’Alene stages Giuseppe Verdi’s classic. Featuring nationally prominent singers and local favorites and directed by Aaron St. Clair Nicholson, a veteran of the Metropolitan Opera. Today, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m., Schuler Performing Arts Center, 800 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene $15-$59. (800) 418-1485.
“The Odd Couple” Today-Sept. 22. Neil Simon’s classic comedy about mismatched roommates revised for a female cast. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Ignite! Community Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. In advance: $18/adults; $16/seniors and military; $15/students; $20/door. (509) 795-0004.
“Hog Heaven” Today-Sunday. Granny’s got a stash of cash and 500 pigs, which are far too many for an old lady and a young orphan to handle. When Granny hires an operatic hog hand, her granddaughters start to worry they won’t be part of the will, so they band together to find Granny’s stash. Performances are today and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Greenbluff Grange Hall, 9809 E. Greenbluff Road, Green Bluff. $10. (509) 793-5176.
“Deathtrap” Today-Sunday. After a series of flops, a Broadway playwright receives a script from a student that may change his fortunes. Suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness. Performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15/general admission; $10/student; $5/discounted performance on Sunday for seniors in high school and seniors age 65 and older. (208) 457-8950.
“Damn Yankees” Today-Oct. 5. The Washington Senators are a bad team - that is, until Shoeless Joe shows up. Old Joe Boyd makes a deal with Mr. Applegate (aka the Devil) and gets to live his dream as a young ballplayer. However, soon thoughts of his wife and home torment the talented star. A musical comedy by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-1323.
“The Importance of Being Earnest” Today-Sept. 29. The Pend Oreille Players will perform Oscar Wilde’s classic. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $10.50/adults; $5.50/students. (509) 671-3389.
“Quick Exit” Today and Saturday. A new play by Chris Herron. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 263-9191.
Interplayers Sneak-Peek Backstage Tour and Excess Prop Sale Sneak preview of the set while the crew adds the finishing touches. Enjoy free popcorn and free lemonade, or visit the Bistro while staff and volunteers show off the improvements to the building – wardrobe, shop, rehearsal stage, and props inventory. You can shop in the “excess prop shop” on tour day. Sunday, 4 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. Free. (509) 455-7529.
“Brighton Beach Memoirs” Thursday-Oct. 12. Neil Simon’s coming-of-age comedy focuses on teenager Eugene Jerome as he encounters puberty, the search for identity and the vital importance of family in Depression-era Brooklyn. Shows Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $12-$28. (509) 455-7529.
Comedian Ron White Blue Collar Comedy Tour and Grammy-nominated comedian also known as the cigar-smoking, scotch drinking “Tater Salad.” Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $75-$100. (509) 481-6700.
67th Anniversary Gala Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar, silent auction, dinner and dessert; followed by performance of “Les Miserables” at 7:30 p.m. Attire is cocktail or casual. Sept. 20, Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $40. (509) 325-2507.